Sunday, March 25, 2012

Painted Furniture

Good Morning! Beautiful weather here lately. The Springtime always makes me want to clean out clutter, re-arrange furniture, paint, etc. Does anyone else get those "bursts" of energy too in the Spring? I have a passion that i would like to share with you. I like to paint furniture! I take a tired, plain piece and see it as a new- embellished masterpiece! I am going to enclose some of my pic's in this post. I will take some more of the painted furniture pieces i also did in another post. Decoupage is a favorite to embellish even more on a dresser, table, etc. Here are some of my pics: Here is a cocktail table that I re-painted black w/ a damask patterned top from a worn piece of furniture. My daughter used it as a table in one of her college apartments:
This was an old dining room chair- i of course painted + put leopard padding on the seat! My daughter used it for her desk chair in her apartment too!
This is a decoupaged, painted dresser. Originally all white- but now chic + funky! What do you think?
Here is my amoire in my living room i use to store my stereo + all my cd's. I searched antique stores for a piece like this.....i found it, it was very dark but in good shape! I sanded it- painted it cream w/ a bit of gold touches. I love this piece,,,,,
Here is another chest/dresser painted, embellished in soft peach/pink colors. I also added wood embellishments on the drawers (dont know if you can see). This style dresser is very popular and can fit in corners of your bedrooms.
Thats all for now! I will put some more of my painted furniture creations on this blog soon. Dont be afraid to see a piece of furniture and create something all your own. Smile pretty- blessings!!xoxo Mar

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Craft Show

Bonjour my lovelies, How is everyone doing? The springtime is slowly approaching here. We are expected to be in the 60's all week! Its nice to see the sun come up earlier too. You see im an early bird, i get up at 4:30am for work , and my body alarm clock does the same on the weekends. Does anyone else have the same problem? But its nice + quiet in the morn, good for reflection, coffee, a conversation w/ my pup-Daisy :) + a quick peek on the internet blogs, or Pinterest -my fav!
I was in a Craft Show last weekend. Now i have not been in a craft show in many years. My sis was having a fundraiser at her school and signed me up. Mind you im always creating/crafting for the home, friends, and family, but this was to sell. I will attach some pic's of my booth. I made some wreaths out of deco-mesh, some "foo-foo" wreaths out of tulle, i painted/decoupaged some pots, some ruffle scarves, and decorated some vases w/ glitter/snow-tex . Also i embellished some tote bags- "glammed" them up a bit w/ some ruffles, ribbons and a nice fluffy pin!
Some sweet gals came by + bought, and i received many, many compliments on my booth, my creations, etc. I really enjoyed meeting new creative crafters and visitors to my booth. I really got into it, tried to make my booth like a "frenchy-glam" boutique. I also bought some white bags w/ handles + painted a design on them including my (business-calling) card. This is a PASSION.....i would LOVE to do full-time!! I would love to own a lil boutique, full of beautiful things for family, your home or the holidays. Does anyone else dream like I do of their passion????? Well, i will always keep creating and embellishing the home or for family + friends! Dont let anyone ever discourage your creativity! :) Here are some of my pic's- (please excuse if a lil blurry- they were taken w/ my cellphone) Have a great day dolls-smile pretty!